Experienced Nassau County Social Security Lawyers
Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to qualified workers who have paid into the Social Security system and subsequently suffered an injury (or other condition) that prevents them from working for at least one year. The process of submitting an application for benefits and receiving an award can be deceivingly simple. Many SSDI claimants assume that their disability will easily lead to an award of benefits, but in reality, the Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely denies claims, thus making the process somewhat more convoluted than one might initially expect. Claim denial occurs for a variety of reasons, from procedural defects in the application to insufficient medical evidence. Fortunately, claimants have many opportunities to challenge the adverse SSA decision and correct defects in their application with the help of Nassau County social security attorneys.
If you would like further guidance on your disability claim, we encourage you to contact our team of Nassau County social security lawyers at Turley Redmond & Rosasco, L.L.P.. Our Nassau County Social Security lawyers provide comprehensive assistance throughout the application, appeals, and litigation process to ensure that you are able to secure benefits to cover your disability-related losses.
Eligibility for SSDI Benefits
Eligibility for SSDI benefits can be tricky. In order to be eligible to receive SSDI benefits, you must:
- Be under the age of 65;
- Be suffering from a severely disabling injury or other condition that renders you incapable of working
- Earn less than $1,220 per month before taxes, with the single exception of applicants who are legally blind (who may earn up to $2,039) per month. Unearned income and personal assets will not count against eligibility; and
- Have earned enough work credits (for your age and work history) to qualify for the receipt of benefits.
Determining eligibility can be quite complicated, particularly with respect to the severity of one’s disability. These complications can delay the processing of your application, which further enhances the challenges you face as a disabled individual. Note that the processing of your initial application can take up to six months. As such, it is important that you speak with our Social Security lawyers as early as possible so that you can move forward in a timely and informed manner.
Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Social Security Disability Case?
You are not required by law to hire a disability attorney. However, effective legal representation can make all the difference. Here is why…
- You should know that statistics show you may be able to win your case at the initial application stage and get your benefits sooner with the help of an attorney.
- Despite this, statistics show that a majority of initial applications are still turned down. If this happens in your case, you will have to appeal your denial and request a hearing before a judge. You will have to appear in court and prove your eligibility which is oftentimes an intimidating process. If handled incorrectly, it may result in denied benefits.
- What we want you to know is that the overwhelming majority of unrepresented claimants are not even sure how to properly prepare for a hearing. You need an experienced disability lawyer by your side to carefully review, analyze and develop your case prior to your hearing in order to win the benefits you deserve.
- Currently, the waiting time for a hearing before a judge at Social Security averages over 12 months! This unacceptable bureaucratic delay can mean the difference between you losing your house or not. Having an experienced disability lawyer handle your case may significantly speed up the process and increase your chances of winning.
- Disability lawyers get paid ONLY IF YOU WIN. This means that they will do everything in their power to ensure that your claim has the best chance of winning.
- There is a great deal of work involved in winning a Social Security Disability case. Your Nassau County SSD lawyer will keep track of all your medical records and test results, obtain detailed statements from your treating physicians, and ensure that deadlines are NOT missed. During the hearing process, your lawyer will apply his or her knowledge and understanding of Social Security rules and regulations to benefit your case.
- What’s also important for you to know is that our lawyers know how particular Social Security judges work. Sometimes knowing what the judge wants and needs to approve your claim is half the battle.
The stakes are high. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the financial rewards you and your family deserve. Call one of our experienced Nassau County social security disability lawyers to set up a FREE NO-OBLIGATION consultation. We look forward to discussing your case!
Contact Our Nassau County Social Security Lawyers for Immediate Assistance
Whether you are planning on submitting a Social Security disability claim or have already submitted a claim and it was denied by the SSA, we can provide the assistance you need to secure the maximum possible benefits to which you are entitled
Here at Turley Redmond & Rosasco, L.L.P., we represent clients throughout the entire Social Security disability claims process — from the initial application submission all the way through to trial litigation. Our Nassau County Social Security lawyers boast over 25 years of experience representing disability claimants at every stage of the process and have won more than 10,000 claims.
This success is due in large part to our unique approach to the Social Security disability claims process. Unlike many of our competitors, we are focused on the provision of truly client-oriented service — we engage with clients in one-on-one consultations and strive to understand their case top-to-bottom. This commitment to client engagement breeds a level of familiarity with the underlying medical issue that enables us to more effectively represent the interests of our clients.
Ready to move forward? Call us at 516-745-5666 or complete an online intake form through our website to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our firm. We operate a location in Garden City to improve accessibility for our clients.